FRUITLAND PARK – A man who reportedly waved a pistol at his girlfriend during an argument Wednesday shot himself in the leg when he finally calmed down and stuck the gun back in his pocket, police say.

According to an arrest affidavit, Kelvin Bernard Lewis, 27, entered his girlfriend's East Mirror Lake Drive apartment sometime before 6 a.m., went to her bedroom and began yelling at her about an altercation the night before. Lewis, a convicted felon, apparently was concerned that the woman would pursue criminal charges against him, police said.

Lewis reportedly brandished a pistol and was waving it around, but then the two made their way to the living room. When Lewis stuck the .22 caliber pistol back in his waistband, it went off, striking him in the right calf. He first tried to treat the wound himself but then called 911 and told his girlfriend to tell police that someone else shot him.

Police didn't believe his story, however, because they found an extra magazine for the pistol in his belongings at Ocala Regional Medical Center.

Lewis, who is required to stay away from the victim by a domestic violence injunction issued in 2004, was charged with aggravated assault with a firearm with intent to kill, possession of firearm ammunition by a convicted felon and violation of a domestic violence injunction. He is being held without bond.